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CBS
Jan 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
that they will hold a vote next week to raise the debt ceiling for three months until april 15. but there's a catch: they say within that time the senate and the house must pass budgets outlining their spending priorities for the year. now, that may not sound very difficult, but as republicans like to point out, senate democrats haven't passed a budget since 2009 and republicans say if they don't do so by april 15 then all members of congress should stop getting paid. >> pelley: but, nancy, why would the republicans abandon their demand for dollar-for-dollar spending cuts in exchange for raising the limit? >> well, in part they were worried about getting the blame if there was a default. this way they shift the burden to senate democrats to come up with a budget and they can still call for more spending cuts in three months when this comes up again. in the meantime, everyone gets a bit of breathing room which is why the white house may not have shot down the plan today-- even though they, of course, prefer a long-term extension of the debt ceiling, not just three months. >> pelley:
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
conversation will look to vote on a measure tomorrow. >> the short term raise for the debt ceiling. >> three-month extension of the debt ceiling. >> temporary extending for debt ceiling. >> what is the republican strategy here? >> three months is not good enough. >> they may not even vote for this. >> it is about time we come together, do our work. >> the partisan lines just got deeper. >> john boehner has an 18% approval rating. >> the debt that is crushing the future for our kids. >> this is a party, a retreat. >> a retreat of sorts. >> they may not even vote for this. >> it really is unacceptable. >> they will evolve or die, it is that simple. >> it will stand out as one of the great days. >> today marks 40 years. >> the 40th anniversary of roe v. wade. >> this allows a woman free choice. >> support for reproductive choice is at a record high. >> 54% believe abortion should be legal. >> there was an assault on women's access to reproductive health care. >> do i believe that the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes. >> 70% say it should not be overturned. >> this is a deeply personal i
FOX
Jan 18, 2013 10:00pm EST
support. >> you're also talking about the debt ceiling, three-month extension on that. >> the interesting development is that house republicans had a retreat in williamsburg and just came out with word they want to extend the debt ceiling for about two, three months because they don't -- they want to have a battle over spending with the president but not over the possibility of default. they know that would tank the economy. it would rile up the financial marks. i think they'll kick that down -- markets. i think they'll kick that down the road and have a fight over sequestration. one way or another they'll have a logger head with the president when it comes to cuts and dramatic spending. >> your power play of the week? >> reverend ruiz leon, the church of the president. i've lived in washington 30 plus years and never been inside the church, driven past it plenty. beautiful place. presidents have gone there since 1816. president obama will go there for his preinaugural worship service monday. >> speaking of inauguration, big plans for ask you? are you attending any balls? >> t
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
republicans have floated a new plan they say will extend the debt ceiling for three months, but also cut congressional paychecks if mr. obama and the democrats don't agreed to deep spending cuts by april. steve handelsman says the gop has just grabbed the headlines two days before the inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the president atviewing stand, bulletproof and fancy, rebuilt every four years but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first swearing-in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbcs in/"wall street journal" poll says the country is headed in the right direction. as president obama's news portrayed is released, his approval stands at 52%. his likability at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrows limit but just for three months. if
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
debt ceiling three months, until april and clean, except for the fact they want to link it to the idea that both the house and the senate pass a budgetnd and if they don't they lose their pay? >> i think -- we don't think short-term is smart for the economy, 2-3 months still has uncertainty and we are very pleased to see the republicans in the house drop their previous position, which was, you know, they were only going to pay the bills, essentially, they racked up if that he got what they wanted from the deep spending cuts in medicare and other programs. so that is progress but what we need to do is, washington needs to start contributing certainty and help to the economy and if you talk to anybody in the country -- >> you will not veto a three-month extension, are you? >> again, i think that there is long term debt and short-term debt. i think we have made progress on the budget and cut spending, in 2011, the budget was cut over a trillion dollars and signed a -- >> you were forced into that by republicans. >> no, we weren't and we were sitting around the table with them for a long t
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
, we're going to be doing this again in the next few months talking about the debt ceiling bill. this is bill the republicans plan to vote on next week. this is three-month increase in the debt ceiling contingent on both the senate and house passing a unbillion jet. republican line has been for some time, the senate failed to pass a budget in years, and they say without passing the budget they will not increase the debt ceiling nor, this bill says, will lawmakers get a paycheck. the reaction from the senate majority leader harry reid's office, good that republicans are backing off holding the economy hostage because there are no significant spending cuts in this proposal. just a three-month increase, contingent on the senate passing a budget. in a statement, they say, if the house can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the united states to meet its existing obligations, we will be happy to consider it. so that is the plan right now for republicans. get this debt ceiling debate out of the way for the next three months. focus on government spending, those automatic government spending cuts that are supposed to hit at end of the f
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
in the debt ceiling that's been proposed by house republicans. the move to extend the nation's borrowing limit for three months is set to come to a vote tomorrow. and that news has reassured markets that the risk is fading that the u.s. will default on its debt for the first time in its history. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said republicans were willing to suspend the debt ceiling for three months. sending democrats to act. >> it has been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis. no budget; no pay. it is time for the senate to act. >> reporter: the white house called the move by house republicans "significant," though the administration still argues a short-term extension of borrowing authority does not go far enough. >> what we support is a long- term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills. >> reporter: at a house hearing on the debt
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
didn't hear it from the leaders. and that's the part i don't get. the debt ceiling, three months, whatever. the continuing resolution, that's a little bit in the weeds. but all right. fine. you can work with that. but i didn't hear them say what that was going to mean for spending, either. >> that's a great point, larry. they're not articulating spending cuts enough. but when you have someone like paul ryan at this retreat in williamsburg leading the effort behind the scenes for the short-term extension, he's telling members, especially the skeptical back benchers, that when that cr comes up in a couple months, when that sequester fight comes up and defense cuts in a couple months, house republicans will push for the spending cuts but they don't want to lose the pr bat toll a president who's very adept at pointing his finger at republicans and saying they want to cause default. >> okay. i think they're losing the pr battle anyway. >> perhaps they are. >> i mean, i don't know. i know obama's very fassel, but i also know democrats will never cut spending in my lifetime. robert cost
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
with an equal amount of spending cuts are now offering to raise the debt ceiling for three months in exchange for passing a budget. >> it's time for us to come to a plan that will, in fact, balance the budget over the next ten years. >> reporter: today, white house press secretary jay carney indicated the president would not oppose a short-term solution. now, the battles begin in earnest tomorrow when the house is expected to vote on the debt ceiling bill and when secretary of state hillary clinton will face some tough questions from congressional committees when she appears before them to talk about the terrorist attack in benghazi. brian? >> kristen welker on the white house north lawn tonight, thanks. >>> late word tonight that top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, has been cleared of engaging in any inappropriate behavior regarding his e-mail exchanges with the woman from tampa, jill kelley. this case came to light originally as part of the petraeus affair. and an investigation was launched. >>> the u.s. state department confirms today three americans were indeed
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
compromise on the debt ceiling: a three month increase in the federal borrowing limit. it's expected to come to the house floor next week, but it comes with strings attached. the proposal includes a condition that house and senate lawmakers pass a budget blueprint for the coming year or go without pay. house majority leader eric cantor said it's simple. congress shouldn't be paid for failing to do its job. >> tom: next week 80 companies are scheduled to turn in their latest quarterly financial report cards. but rather than the short-term focus on the bottom line, our next guest thinks businesses need to consider all stakeholders, not just shareholders. john mackey is the co-founder and co-c.e.o. of whole foods market. he's author of "conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business". john, why is concentrating on shareholders a myth as you call it? >> i don't know if concentrating on shareholders is a myth. i mean, most companies do concentrate on their shareholders. it's just not the best business strategy. because you have an interdependent stakeholder system where you n
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
ceiling, has often been accompanied by fiscal or deficit reduction measures. back in the '80s, the '90s and even in president's presidency himself he has signed four laws raising debt ceiling. three were tied to some sort of fiscal management, legislation itself. but the president now says i'm tired of negotiating all those things, raised the debt ceiling and then i will get on with other conversations with you about dealing with the sequester, the across-the-board spending cuts and other budget related issues. but not until you take care of the debt ceiling and get that off the table. that was the president's principal message today and he got a lot of conversation about why not negotiate. he said he's to the going to. we'll leave it there at least for the time being. >> rose: what will the republicans do, will they shut down the government. >> no, not over the debt ceiling. they may over the continuing resolution this is not their best vehicle. my guess is what they will probably have to do is give him a short-term extension. and then see if the senate will go along. they being of course the house republicans and just try to prolong this fight for a while. they don't want to have--
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am PST
proposes a three-month deal on the debt ceiling. some democrats are calling it a trap. i'll ask dnc chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz what she thinks. democrats are about to drop the ball. tonight, my message to senator harry reid. plus the american people are getting ripped off by a congress that just isn't working. congressman rick nolan, there 30 years ago. he is back now and he can't believe the difference. he is wondering, are we getting paid for this? >>> is it really an admission of guilt if you don't show any remorse? >> it did not even feel wrong? >> no. it's scary. >> did you feel bad about it? >> no. even scarier. >> psychologist dr. jeffrey gardere on lance armstrong's bizarre performance last night. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. republicans surrendered today in one of his biggest fights. president obama warned republicans about taking the debt ceiling hostage. it looks like they heard the message. >> the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america i
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
next 45 to 60 days has incredible uncertainty. the debt ceiling, obviously. three months is not a long period if that is the extension. i don't think it should be part of the negotiation. reagan actually raised it 17 times. the sequestration would be negative. >>neil: did you feel that way when every democratic including then senator obama voted against it? >> i would have told him he was wrong. i think it should not be part of negotiation. >>neil: you do not like the extension because it doesn't address it? >> three months doesn't do anything. >>neil: how will wall street be in the remaining weeks? >> nervous about the debt ceiling and sequestration that hurtd g.d.p. and the fiscal deal. again, everyone wants deficit reduction. they do not want debt pour on. >> do you believe there is still an appetite to cut spending? this is a walkway that will connect the white house and the reviewing stand and the motorcade is going to the south side of the white house behind the white house, and the back of this building right now and they go to the white house to this walkway just to get to this
CNBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
existing home sales. you have the congress, basically, we're talking about pushing out the debt ceiling three months. you are freeing up a run way here where earnings if they are okay, macro is settling in. what we heard from freeport, bhp, all the guys looking around the world are seeing this growth. when you combine it with bank of england today, saying, we're going to give you more stimulus, fed basically saying, we're still in play, what more do you need? >> but if we are just pushing the debt ceiling, are we just kidding ourselves? the same issues -- >> but we're traders, so -- >> true. >> i'm hopeful it is a sign it won't come to this brinksmanship. i hope that's the case. because that leads, i think, to not the best outcome. whatever you can pull together at the very last minute. so, i think that's kind of a positive. i, like pete, i want to stay long, but with the volatility index here, i think you have to buy some relatively cheap protection. >> so, you are a buyer but with protection. >> yes. >> we talked about the dow having its best january in quite some time. look at the components that
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
a compromise on the debt ceiling: a three month increase in the federal borrowing limit. it's expected to come to the house floor next week, but it comes with strings attached. the proposal includes a condition that house and senate lawmakers pass a budget blueprint for the coming year or go without pay. house majority leader eric cantor said it's simple. congress shouldn't be paid for failing to do its job. >> tom: next week 80 companies are scheduled to turn in their latest quarterly financial report cards. but rather than the short-term focus on the bottom line, our next guest thinks businesses need to consider all stakeholders, not just shareholders. john mackey is the co-founder and co-c.e.o. of whole foods market. he's author of "conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business". john, why is concentrating on shareholders a myth as you call it? >> i don't know if concentrating on shareholders is a myth. i mean, most companies do concentrate on their shareholders. it's just not the best business strategy. because you have an interdependent stakeholder system
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
. it's expected to be a little breezy as well. meanwhile the problem break through on the debt ceiling. the house gop said they are considering raising the debt limit for three months, a vote is scheduled next week, more details on that in a bit. >>> today, of course is the last full day of president obama's first term and it's the national day of service. day for giving back. earlier today the president and first lady volunteered at a school in the washington, d.c. area, nbc's ron is standing by the national day of service day tent at the mall and you have a special guest there with you as well, good day to you, sir? >> reporter: hey there, craig. my special guest is being mobbed by the crowd behind me. it's the senior adviser to president obama. she will make her way here in a second. as she comes up, we will give her a big welcome. welcome, valerie. pleasure to see you. >> pleasure to be here. can you believe the crowd? it's amazing. >> reporter: the president and first lady created this to really hopefully make it a standing tradition for inaugurations going forward. >> not just inaugurations, my message is let's do it every day. let's make service a part of ou
FOX
Jan 23, 2013 5:30am EST
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FOX Business
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
the debt ceiling, but how can we tackle ♪ gerri: retreating or regrouping? house republicans putting to a vote raising the debt ceiling for three months, but are thy backing off of their demands for spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit? with more on this, grover norquist, president for americans for tax reform. great to have you here. other republicans doing the right thing? >> i think so. there are three tools the republicans have to force obama to focus on spending, which she does not want to do it and will do unless forced. first is the sequester which starts march 1st or 2nd. that is a hundred billion dollars per year. that is the real cut in spending that will happen. the other one is the continuing resolution which starts march 4/7. we have a continuing resolution. they are the republicans that can put obama on a very short leash and only give him a continuing resolution for a week for two or three. cut the spending each time. those are two very powerful mechanisms. gerri: you don't in addition of the purse strings on the debt ceiling to use that at the a lever and give the president to stop spending? >> i didn't
FOX Business
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
ever seen it in the 12 category. the house looking to vote on raising the debt ceiling next week looking for a temporary, temporary three month increase. coming up we will find out what representative thinks about the plan and why she is looking to get rid of the debt ceiling all together. liz: plus we have the bond king of canada who knows plenty about our markets. five years ago he said that investors had the opportunity of a lifetime to buy stocks, just as we hit bottom, and we saw that bubble explode. well, he was right. now, what is he saying? 2013 holds the second buy of a lifetime? what is it? and how can you take advantage of it? he is here to talk about it. david: liz has that interview all to herself because i can't begin to pronounce his name. let's tell you what drove the markets. mixed day on wall street with s&p and dow closing in the green. all three major indices ending the week higher. industrials and energy were today's top performing sectors while technology was the only sector ending the day lower. and oil ending the week in the green after the international energy agency raised its global oil demand forec
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am EST
? caller: i would say, first, the debt ceiling there were talking about passing, i think it's a good time, a good thing for the short term. but what is stopping them from in may saying we need three more months and just kicking the can down the road? there has to be some consequences for republicans and democrats to actually say you've got to do this by a certain time or you don't have any more money to spend, so you don't get a raise. something has to be done to snap some reality back into congress. right now our grandchildren will end up paying our debt. that is pretty sad. i never thought there would be a day that i would say that. unfortunately, it is here. host: here's more information about the debt ceiling vote today in the house. freddie joins us now from missouri on our independent line. caller: hello. i think the congress has just gotten away from us. this country is we the people. the people don't have any say about anything. congress is the only one. they keep raising their salaries. and the people out here, money wise, we are going downhill. they keep raising taxes. nobody can really do much. i think congress -- everybody up there ought to just take one year's salary away
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
say they are prepared to raise the roof on the debt ceiling for another three months, a bit of a breather. in return they want guarantees from democrats that congress will work quickly to pass a budget so it can focus how to bring down the nation's debt. >>> security will certainly be tight near the capitol for the upcoming inauguration and the coastguard will keep a close eye on the rivers through the city. increased security is in place on the potomac between the key bridge and reagan national airport already. on the anacostia patrols will extend from the 14th street bridge to the 295 bridge, but from sunday through tuesday water traffic along those waterways will be closed entirely for 48 hours. >>> while the president's been working on his speech his staff has had to respond to a petition signed by 34,000 people demanding that the government build a death star, that is, death star as in the ds1 orbital battle station, you know, the one from star wars. maybe that's why the white house is changing the rules for those online petitions and bruce leshan is here to tell us all abou
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm EST
ceiling for three months. on the 19th of may, the debt limit increases from $16.4 trillion to accommodate additional raring the treasury requires r and bills withholes the pay of lawmakers if congress fails to pass a budget by the 15th of april putting the money in escrow to comply with the 27th amendment of the constitution. joining us now is congressman gomert, vice chair of the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, and republican of texas. good to have you with us. first your impression before we turn to the debt limit of the president's inaugural address. >> well, lou, he started out great, quoting from the declaration from our founding documents, you know, endowed by the creator with certain inalienable rights saying that although they were self-evident, they are not self-executing as you pointed out earlier. now, as a lawyer, that sounds okay in court, you know, talking about the self-executing will or affidavit, but i'm afraid for those of us listening to an inaugural, it was more rem necessary sent of lincoln saying we will live -- america, talking about the cou
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
furthest thing from certainty to extend the debt ceiling for three months. and if they ultimately send a clean debt ceiling increase to the president with no strings attached, that would be great. but what they need to do is they need to do it where they give long-term certainty for our economy, for our recovery so that we can focus on job creation and getting the economy turned around. that is not what they are proposing, though. >> how do you know the republicans will come back in 90 days and do the exact same thing they did this time? >> i would expect that it would just be continuing to do it in short increments. if they can even get it -- get the support among their caucus members for another three-month extension. what they're doing here is they're saying, okay, we're going to wait for a budget from the senate. the budget from the senate better have the cuts that we're expecting. so essentially they're basically trying to extend the time in which they tie a debt ceiling increase to spending cuts. and as speaker -- as leader pelosi said, that's a little too cute by half. >> wall str
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
debt ceiling for three months, the president would not stand in the way. in the past, the obama administration has not embraced the idea of a short-term extension. >>> police investigating a shooting at a texas college that left three people injured, it happened at the lone star college just north of houston. authorities say it started with an argument between two men that escalated into gunfire. a student said chaos broke out quickly after. >> we heard shots, and automatically we saw students running. and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights and we tried to take cover. >> both men were shot as well as a college employee caught in the cross fire. that employee is listed in stable condition. police did detain the two men. campus and several nearby schools were put on lockdown for hours. school will be back in session tomorrow, though. >>> california's approach to dealing with mental illness could be a model for the entire nation. that's the message state senate leader darrell steinberg took to washington today. he met today with aides to vice president joe bi
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 9:20am EST
on raising the debt ceiling? kicking the can down the road once again? this show kicks the can down the road three years later we are together. i think we talked about the debt ceiling three years ago? stuart: we did. what do you think about this gift? what do you think, accountant? tracy: i think the irs is doing a happy dance, they've got big tax collections on it. >> as long as he pays taxes on it, i don't have a problem. >> save me. charles: all i can do is echo you, i just have a big problem with al gore. stuart: thank you very much. tracy: this is why charles and i are still on the show and chris and i are not. stuart: a special anniversary highlight reel is next.
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm EST
of taking the debt ceiling fight first and potentially doing real harm, let's move it to the end of the first of three standoffs. >> and sequestration, of course, also a major issue. do republicans think they can win on -- on major cuts to domestic and military spending? >> probably not. i don't think they have a lot of betting power here at all. the debt ceiling was the biggest bargaining chip that they had and they just moved it to basically a totally different battle which would be over the budget and spending in a few months. >> you're segeing an emerging consensus that you can't control the entire government if you only control one part of congress. seeing the hits they took in 2011 over the debt ceiling fight over the fiscal cliff battle and trying to reorganize their strategy here. >> was there some polling conducted or was there something else that acted as an impetus? was there some sort of epiphany in williamsburg? >> in williamsburg, their own republican pollsters presented their numbers and headlines are more popular right now than republicans in congress. >> you don't need a pollster to tell them w
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
republicans finally announced a debt ceiling plan. kick the can again. this time for three months. in an efforts to put pressure on the senate to do something instead. that's the whole, it wasn't me, i guess, strategy. of course, that means another debt ceiling debate is just three months away. joining us now, bill cohen, a columnist at bloomberg view and by phone we have nbc's luke russert in williamsburg, virginia, covering the house republicans. welcome to both of you. >> thank you, karen. >> luke, i want to start with you. republicans are calling it a plan, democratic leader nancy pelosi call it is a gimmick. it sounds more like -- i mean, my read initially was this is more like political posturing rather than a serious deal. what are you hearing down there? >> well, it certainly is something that's meant to try and force the senate to act. you know, the senate has not passed a suggest in over 1,300 days and that's a popular rallying cry of the house gop. but what came out of this retreat was the idea instilled in members that it's probably not beneficial with the republican brand so
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
sleep ♪ >>> today, the house is expected to pass a bill that would suspend the debt ceiling for three months with only republican support. in an about-face, speaker boehner is taking up the democratic position and urging his party not to fight over the debt ceiling. could it be that the spirit of compromise is visiting boehner's rightward flank? no. here's the fine print. rather than raise the debt ceiling, the bill temporarily suspends it. meaning a vote will be held at some future point to determine whether to pay off the debt retroactively. secondly, this is a larger scheme to move the battle over the deficit and spending to a place where the republicans feel they have more leverage. the gop hashed plans for a republican revolution. politico report s speaker john boehner, using paul ryan as his salesman, urged his members to make their stand on the budget and sequesters. jake sherman writes, in roughly 48 hours, the republicans went from defense to offense and retreated to the debt ceiling must be matched by spending cuts. it was the swiftest and most drastic position switch in boehner's
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
bit, give a three-month extension so we can lift that debt ceiling for the next three months. that will back us into, by the way, the whole idea of sequestration and dealing with the debt crisis on a more firm note in about three months. so they're giving the president, they're giving everyone a little bit of time right now to work it through. i'm sure the president is grateful for that. but for right now, vice president biden, of course, has just taken his oath of office which is very important not only because it's nice to know the vice president's all lined up. but remember, joe biden becomes a very important person to look at over the next four years because there's talk of him running for the presidency four years from now. a lot of that will depend on what hillary clinton does. she's sort of the gorilla in the room right now. but substantively right now, there's not too much going on, only because everyone is involved with the pageantry. lots of streets blocked off. they're expecting about 700,000 people this year. which seems a large number. but down considerably from the 1.
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
on both sides when it comes to president and congress, this debt ceiling fight. >> that's right. although now we're seeing some of the temperatures lower there because every was expecting for this to be during the last time out, republicans saying let's deal with this for the next three mos, deal with the longer one later. the white house encouraged -- they're encouraged by what they're hearing but clearly it's not going to be easy. but certainly i think not as contentious as we were thinking in the short term. >> we'll see how that relationship develops if at all or e vovls throughout the next term. dan, thanks very much. john has some of the other headlines this hour. >>> including the manti te'o story. twists and turns if that mysterious case of the notre dame linebacker and his fictitious girlfriend. notre dame linebacker says he was the victim of a cruel hoax. he spoke off kacamera with espn jeremy schaap and said as recently as last wednesday he believed his girlfriend was real person even know he never met her. schaap says he seemed believable and sincere throughout the interview. >> i can say the entire 2 1/2 hours that we spoke, he was completely composed, self-assured, he by trayed no nervousness. he mad full command of the story suggests that it's a story rath
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
the debt ceiling for a period of three months, and the republicans have made a big concession. they had their dance and took a moment to savor the scene. now it's time to get back to work. in his inaugural speech, the president called on both parties not to let politics get in the way of governing. >> we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial. >> reporter: so republicans are offering a compromise on the debt ceiling. house gop members are backing off a requirement to cut $1 of spending for every dollar the debt ceiling has raised. it's a move the president has demanded. >> i do believe it is a recognition of political reality. i think we realize the president won the election. >> reporter: but republicans on capitol hill are not voting to raise the debt ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a highe debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they haven't done in four years -- pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt, we've got to have the
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. what happened in williamsburg? because the house gop agrees to temporarily lift the debt ceiling for three months. what kind of surprise was that? what does that do for the debate now? >> reporter: alex, i think it changes the debate, because house speaker john boehner, remember, initially said that any increase in the debt limit had to be offset with dollar for dollar spending consults. so what happened over the past several days that the republicans essentially moved off of that point. they agreed to increase the debt limit without spending cuts to offset it. the provision, of course, is that in three months, they're sort of pressuring congress to get a budget deal passed, and if they can't essentially members of congress won't get paid. so that is what they are hoping will be the sticking point in this matter, but from the white house's perspective i think they see this as a victory. however, democrats not thrilled about the three-month extension and idea of increasing the debt limit ink kramentally. >> kristen welker from the white house. see you later. >> reporter: thank you. >>> white house
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
vote tomorrow to push back the debt ceiling, another three months to may. monica, michael, and ron, ron, you worry thousandth this punt on the the deet ceiling, why? >> not just punting, but retreating. ironic because they just finished a, quote, retreat. we have to stop stealing from children and the next generation. stop stealing from them tomorrow, fight the next fight. not caring for this today. frankly, i think it's disgraceful. they are requiring the senate to pass a budget, but the senate cease going to pass a democratic budget, one that raises taxes and probably increased spending, too, and what good is that? we're not requiring the senate to balance the budget in ten years, 25 years, or ever. i don't know what good is coming from the deal. you're right. it's unfortunate, and it's a retreat. remember this, he may not have the votes to pass it tomorrow. conservatives in the house can still step up and say, no, listen, we're doing something today. today is the day to save the nation and children. neil: could be the argument that, you know, cooler heads prevail, get the ducks
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
vote to raise the debt ceiling for three months giving congress more time to pass a federal budget. they're warning a failure to do that could result in a freeze of salary. a poll said government spending is out of control k. this new pressure fine will he be enough to get congress to act? our political panel joining us. kristy sellser is president of new heights communication and former spokesperson for vermont governor howard dean. trey hard sun a form republican campaign manager and former aide to the gop house leadership. good to sigh both. thanks for coming in. trey, this news about this idea that we're going to freeze congress' pay unless they pass a budget in the senate, now coming under attack. i guess because of something called the 27th amendment, which forbids congress to make any changes to pay until after the next election. is this still the right way to go for the gop? >> yes, i think it is. first of all, it's always a pleasure to be on fox with kristy. but i have been dying in anticipation today to see if or how she might condemn this latest gop compromise. this is t
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
talking about the debt ceiling. versus spending cuts. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel reports on the house g.o.p. winter retreat in virginia. >> at the house g.o.p. retreat in williamsberg, virginia, the leaders decided they will pass three-month temporary increase to give them time to finalize a budget. speaker boehner said before there is long-term debt limit increase a budget should be passed that cut spending. the house g.o.p. whip hinted at the strategy. >> our hope is to pass something early so the senate can take action as well. i wouldn't be jeopardizingor economy there. it shows it's a rational, put us on a better path. and i would hi the american public could support it and the senate as well. >> fox news poll reveals 83% think government spending is out of control. up five points from two years ago. 69% of those surveyed say the debt limit should only be raised after major cuts. aides to the number two senate republicans does not support giving president obama a blank check but told "houston chronicle" editorial board, "we will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our debt." he went on to say "i tell you unequivocally we are not going to default." cornyn notes there will be tax revenue coming in an
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
the debt ceiling, just three months, and if a budget doesn't pass, then members of congress can't get any pay, their pay is held up, i think that we ought to ask them, then, to put up all the votes, i mean enough votes to pass the bill, to see if their members, who have pledged not to raise the debt ceiling, who said they wouldn't do it unless there were deep cuts for every dollar, for every dollar that the debt ceiling was raised, a dollar in cuts. >> sure. >> let's see what they do tomorrow. >> congresswoman jan schakowsky, thanks for joining us tonight. appreciate it so much there a lot more coming up in the next half hour of "the ed show." stay with us. >> this is our generation's rendezvous with destiny. >> republicans can't win elections with their policies. so rights in the gang are hard at work rigging the electoral college system. the latest stunner from virginia is next. >> he's had it with taxes. he says he's going to take drastic action. he says he's had enough. >> legendary golfer phil mickelson is complaining about his new tax rates. we'll tell you why he should stic
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
in williamsburg, virginia. maybe they'll use a short term increase in the debt ceiling maybe three months or six months. is that the point? how does that inform you? does that get to the heart of the matter? >> it certainly doesn't get to the heart of the matter. if we remember back in 2006 then senate obama said raising the debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. since he has been in office we have raised it six times. i believe we'll do it again. but it's spending cuts, we have to have responsible reductions in spending as soon as possible. >> you know, karen, welcome back. according to the cbo today the debt level went from -- i'm going to use round numbers, a little under $15 trillion to a little over $16 trillion. that's 2012 over 2011. this will make the fourth straight trillion dollar budget deficit and the largest increase in debt. it's not being talked about right now. but it is all on president obama's watch at some point he's going to be culpable. >> well, here's the problem, larry. you know, the suggestion put forward by paul ryan really plays right into something you ment
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
saying... pledging not to raise the debt ceiling. >> narrator: early on, republican freshmen attended orientation sessions. republican strategist frank luntz ran one of them. >> and i asked the question, how many of you are going to vote for the debt ceiling? and only three or four of them raised their hands. and i said, if you vote for the debt ceiling, the people who put you in office are going to knock you out. >> if you vote for the debt ceiling, you're voting for your own death certificate, political death certificate. >> narrator: for his part, the president decided to try something new: personal politics. he figured he could connect to the republican leader, john boehner. >> obama told his staff, john boehner is a country club republican, a golf-playing, cigarette smoking deal-maker. >> narrator: the president invited boehner to play golf with him at andrews air force base. >> and afterward, they go back to the clubhouse, and they're having a drink; there's a photo op. and it's at that point when boehner says to the president, "hey, you know, on this debt ceiling stuff, we ought to do something big." >> narrator: on and off for weeks, obama and boehner met in secret. >> boehner calls these "the nicorettes and merlot sessions." the president is having
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
quo that if the senate promises to do the budget then we'll raise the debt ceiling for three months. what this bill will actually do is set a provision that if the senate does not pass that budget in three months then their pay checks would be withheld, so that's the enforcement mechanism. it actually doesn't require any promise that the senate do its budget. there's conceiveably still the thought that they could not do the budget and not get paid. host: so then the house would respond in kind? tell us a little bit then why use this as a mechanism? >> the strategy here is they are trying to go on offense again, because they had a brutal holiday stretch of sort of failed negotiating ploys and in-fighting and they are trying to turn the tables so people will talk about why went to democrats cut spending? one way they can do that is by talking about the fact that the senate hasn't passed a budget in four years. it's uplimited value there's a conventional wisdom that it's not that important but when the people in the country hear that the senate hasn't passed a budget which sounds like
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